Observation 211011: Peltigera malacea (Ach.) Funck

When: 2015-07-18

Collection location: Mata do Bussaco, Aveiro, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on soil among moss.

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So, you must be right,
By: zaca
2015-07-21 18:52:51 PDT (-0700)

since Peltigera is one of your vast kingdoms.
All I know is that this one is different from what I observed before and, in fact, after your comment, it seems close to P. polydactylon, mainly the underside. Regarding the other species you mentioned, P. scabrosa is not reported from the Iberian Peninsula and P. kristinssonii is only reported from Spain.

I don’t think this is P. malacea
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-07-21 18:13:26 PDT (-0700)

(Of course things often look a little different in Portugal.) I think this has too well-developed veins (polydactylon-type), the lobes are too thin and “dimpled”, it doesn’t look conspicuously tomentose enough, and the color is too pale. If the surface is roughened (“scabrid”) maybe consider P. kristinsonii(?) It looks a bit like P. scabrosa, too. Unfortunately, I’m more confident of what this specimen is not than I am suggesting things it could be

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